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Brewed by Rocky Head
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Wandsworth, England
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Before i go on i will firstly make it clear that sour ales ain’t really my bag but was interested in checking out Rocky Heads new lines. The initially thoughts were looking good as i opened the bottle and poured. A hazy golden pour with a fluffy white head. aroma of boiled fruit sweets. The taste was...well..sour i suppose. Initally fruit quickly wiped away by a BIG lemony zing, lemon sherberts as Rich said. Quite a light beer for over 6% with a faily high carb. overall its a fair beer, however as i said sour beers are not my thing but can imagine this going down well on a hot summers day.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle greatest thx to Theydon_Bois cons 2014-03-31 Göteborg AR: yeasty grapefruit, appel wine, ripe grapes - citrus AP: hazy coppery, high frothy creamy, white head, great lacings F: sourish citrus grape fruit meat, yeasty, ripe white grapes, fizzy, medium bitterness, finishes sour doughy ripe citrus

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5323) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail.Pours almost clear golden with a big creamy off-white head. Inviting light tarty fruit aroma, weak spices. Taste is complex, lots of bitter oranges, with a very shy tarty freshness, fruits. Not a sour in my opinion, but a very nice complex fresh tasting beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1427) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at home on 2nd February 2014 - Christmas gift. Pours hazy amber with yellowy-white lacing foam. Tart citrus aroma of tangerine and grapefruit, with some yeastiness. Rich hoppiness in-mouth with grapefruit, and herby grassiness. Finish remains citric, with rear upper-mouth bitterness. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. A fine, tasty IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (896) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
bottle 50cl from AbM @ home. Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma of orange, apricot, a bit salty. Flavor of orange peel, dry, hoppy, spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle split at Dadsgiving, sourced from the mighty LB Oddbins, 24/11/13. Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white covering. Nose is dank hops, tarte fruit, sublte sour tones, orange, straw. Taste comprises orange pith, mineral bite, light tarte edge to the fruit, apricot, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with chalky mineral bite. Sour - really ? Decent enough drop, more aking to a slightly tarte APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Theydon_Bois, cheers Colin. Happy dadsgiving y’all. Pours a light orange body with white lacing. Aroma is orange pulp, tart lemons and additional citrus fruits. Mouthfeel is light with notes of mango, tangerines, orange, lemon tart and an overall restrained sour character. Not so much a sour ale, but very citric and fruit-focused. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed apricot gold with a thin white head. Gentle citrus with a hint of melon behind it. Medium-bodied, sweet toast, nice citrus tones into a long gentle bitterness with a grapefruit hint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Medium hoppy bitterness, with flowery and lightly citric notes, and just a touch of fruity tartness. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8460) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle shared by Colin at Dadsgiving - one of many. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, citrus, light bread, tangerine and ever so mildly slight sour lemon. Lighter medium body. Soft carbonation. Not really a sour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12562) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottled 500ml ABM. Deep hazy orange color, good off-white head. Tart, a bit salty-like aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Sourish, a bit barnyardish with fruity hops. Simple, refreshing, somewhat drinkable.


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